Friday, March 18, 2011

Busy Bee Book

Happy Friday!!!

I wanted to hop on here quickly to share a cute little project with you all that I made the night before last for my dearest husband. :-) I have been working on some spring cleaning and re-organizing my craft room (the never ending task, I think!) and realized that I have several tools that I purchased but haven't used yet, so I wanted to create something to try out these tools....

So, to give a bit of background on this book and why I giggle when I look at it: I often tell my husband that I want more help around the house. He, on the other hand, is always saying that he wants to help, but often can't "see" the little things that I would like to get done, so to help him, I am often leaving little notes or lists around the house, but those are often ignored overlooked. Soooo... here's what I made!

I'm calling it my hubby's "Busy Bee Book"

I made it using the YourStory (for the first time!), Martha Stewart hot glue gun (for the first time!), the Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Inkadinkadoo chalks, and the Create A Critter cartridge.

I printed out the mini-lists on the computer and cut them to size. Then, I created the book cover using a heavy cardstock. I then put a line of hot glue in the seam of the book and let it cool. Once it was hardened and cool, I dropped it into the YourStory on "bind" mode and pushed the papers gently into the glue. Once it was done and had time to cool, I decorated it with the Create a Critter bee and phrase and finished those off with some chalks!

With this, unless hubby throws away loses the book, his little to-do list will always be easy to find! :-)

So, for a quick review of the two items that I used for the first time:
1. The YourStory ROCKS! I had played around with some laminating earlier in the day and love it!! This was the first binding that I had done and it did a great job. Even with it being a very unprofessional spine and cover, the paper is really in there and doesn't seem like it's coming out any time soon!
2. The MS hot glue gun is amazing! I'm used to the glue guns that kind of sputter and the glue is all webby and sticks to everything. NOT WITH THIS ONE! The gun heated up quite quickly, the glue came out very smooth and there was no webbing pulling away from the product!
With that said, this is the first time I used either of these, so I might have just been on a new-product high, but they really do seem like great products. :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!!!


  1. Hi Carol!! Momo sent me! :)
    I just love the BUSY BEE book idea!! I need to do one for my hubby called the "Honey Do" list!! LOL!! The Bee would work for that as well. I'm glad I found you...Thanks for the idea!

  2. This is such an adorable honey do list book. Fantastic idea. I just may steal it to make one for my husband. How could he get frustrated with such a nice booklet, lol. I found you through Momo. what a great idea she has here. So many nice blogs I have been missing. I just bought a circut and am hopeing to learn lots from you :o) hugs

  3. that a good idea love the book momo sent me

  4. The busy bee book is so cute! What a great idea! I'm a new follower...Momo sent me!

  5. Great idea!! Hope your hubby got a kick out of it!!:) I am your newest follower!! TFS!! Momo sent me!! Jennifer (

  6. I'm a new follower sent by Momo:-)

  7. I love my YourStory too, love the idea of a busy book.

    I found your blog thru Momo, what a great idea she had! I'm now a new follower

  8. Awesome projects. Momo sent me. You can visit my blog at

  9. haha that is so fantastic!!! I must make one of those!!!

    I am a new follower thanks to Momo :-) would be great if you could pop by my blog too :-)

  10. I love the honey do list book :0) What a cute idea. Thanks for leaving a wonderful comment for my blog hop!!! I am pretty new to the bloggers world here. I have only been around since December. TFS!!!


  11. The Busy Book is so cute , how creative of you. I was sent by Momo and I am glad . Your stuff is to cute. TFS!
    Stop by my blog and say Hi.

  12. Cute, cute book!! Momo sent me! I am a new follower of yours. Would love for you to stop by my blog and follow too:)
    Looking forward to seeing your projects!!
    Sherrie K.

  13. Love your following you (sent by Momo) and I hope to stop by and visit me!!

  14. Honey can you!!!! too funny, my hubby does what he's told:):):)NOT..ha ha... I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine.

  15. This is too cute...and an awesome idea, may need to scraplift it!I am a new follower sent by Momo! I would be blessed if you dropped by my blog

  16. wow FABULOUS idea! LOVE the total look great colors and images!


  17. Your cards, LO's and projects are adorable!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.

  18. wow...Fantastic card!!! I just love this bee book. This is awesome. I love this colors you've chosen for this card... This little bee is looking gorgeous. Thanks for this great post with new ideas...Magento Themes